Newspapers are filed with airline articles decrying the rise of airfares while the price of jet fuel is plummeting, the lack of competition and the airline practice of capacity discipline. Here are three stories to start the reading and then the weeping.
Comparison shopping is a four-letter word for airlines. Anytime, a consumers can compare prices of a ticket on Delta, United and American the airlines feel they are losing. And, they are. When they openly publish airfares, the free market can work the way it should.
Representative Mica introduces House bill to limit bag fees to $4.50. $4 million was lost at Hong Kong airport. In New York an airport strike was averted.
When Skytrax recently announced the top airlines from one of the largest and most comprehensive independent surveys of travelers from around the world, there was something missing. Which airlines are the worst? Tell us.
The price of marriage in Las Vegas has been bumped up to create more money for advertising. A story about a man who flies non-stop (it seems) all for free on frequent flier miles. And, a new airport food app.
Andrea Mitnick just wanted to book an airline ticket from Charlotte to Philadelphia, nothing more. She thought her first reservation, made from a hotel and a wi-fi with dial-up speed, had failed. “I never received any sort of confirmation that anything had gone through,” she remembers.
30-minute Kabuki show at Bellagio fountains presents fight with a fish, flying the new Eastern Air Lines, new Shanghai Disney resort reported to be opened by Disney
When a passenger accepted Lufthansa’s instructions to sort out the new boarding pass at the connecting airport, the flight turned into a disaster. Lesson learned — when a glitch is discovered, get it fixed right then.
How to destroy an airline brand, go on a grand culinary adventure launches in Singapore, warning against lithium battery shipments by air
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